The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
AMMOTRECHINAE
  Ammotrecha
         Ammotrecha araucana
         Ammotrecha chiapasi
         Ammotrecha cobinensis
         Ammotrecha enriquei
         Ammotrecha friedlaenderi
         Ammotrecha itzaana
         Ammotrecha limbata
         Ammotrecha nigrescens
         Ammotrecha picta
         Ammotrecha stollii

  Ammotrechella
  Ammotrechesta
  Ammotrechinus
  Ammotrechula
  Antillotrecha
  Campostrecha

  Dasycleobis
  Neocleobis
  Pseudocleobis
MORTOLINAE
  Mortola
NOTHOPUGINAE
  Nothopuga
OLTACOLINAE
  Oltacola
SARONOMINAE
  Branchia
  Chinchippus
  Inessa
  Procleobis
  Saronomus
INCERTAE SEDIS
  Chileotrecha
  Eutrecha
  Xenotrecha
  Happlodontus

Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Ammotrecha picta Pocock 1902

Ammotrecha picta ►Pocock, 1902c: 65, plate 12 figs 9, 9a; Franganillo, 1931: 48 (probable misidentification); Franganillo, 1936: 154 (probable misidentification); ►Muma, 1976: 26; ►Armas, 1996b: 32; ►Armas, 2004b: 60.
Ammotrecha stolli
[sic] Pocock: ►Roewer, 1934: 598 (in part).

HOLOTYPE: Guatemala:  Muma (1976) reported that the male and female types, which had been deposited in the British Museum of Natural History, could not be located. 

Original description:
Pocock, 1902c: 65, plate 12 figs 9, 9a:

"♀ Differing from A. stolli [sic] principally in colour; head-plate deep chocolate-brown, ocular tubercle black, without median pale band; mandibles infuscate above, with three deeper-coloured dark stripes; abdomen coloured like that of A. stolli [sic], but the lateral integument adjacent to the tergal plates paler, hence the dark area of the plates stands out more boldly as a pair of isolated bands;  palpi entirely infuscate, except the basal half of the femur; first leg lightly infuscate, second, third, and fourth legs deeply infuscate, with no distinct pale ring around the distal end of the tibia of the fourth leg.  Mandibles with dentition as in A. stolli [sic].  Length and spine-armature of legs as in that species.
♂ Resembling the female in colour, and like the male of A. stolli [sic], but the cylindrical and other bristles on the palpi less numerous.
Measurements in mm. - ♀ Total length 18; width of head 4; length of palp 12, of fourth leg 14.  ♂ Total length 15; width of head 3; length of palp and of fourth leg 16.

SUBSEQUENT ACCOUNTS:
Armas (1996) stated:

 El mecho y la hembra tipos de esta especie, colectados en Guatemala, debían de estar depositados en el Museo Británico de Historia Natural, pero no han podido ser localizados (Muma, 1970, 1976).  Roewer, 1934 la consideró un sinónimo posterior de A. stolli, criterio que fue aceplado por Muma (1970, 1976, 1986); sin embargo, el colorido de esta especie es totalmente diferente al de A. stolli y más bien se parece al de ciertas especies de Ammotrechella.  Por tal razón, la incluyo aquí como un taxon válido. Requiere de una adecuada descripción.

DISTRIBUTION: Guatemala.  Known only from type locality.

PUBLISHED RECORDS:  Known only from the type series.

NOTES: Armas (2004) included this species in a list of Central American solifuges, considering it to be valid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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